Is there a war on Christmas? Lots of people believe so. What they seem to mean is that there is a war on Christianity fought by trying to make Christmas a more secular holiday. Cited as evidence are atheist billboards arguing that we should “Keep the Merry, Dump the Myth” and “Be Good for Goodness’ […]

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THURSDAY’S COLUMN: “CAPTAIN’S BLOG” Carl Pollard Some things just don’t mix. Milk and orange juice, Auburn and Alabama fans, Coca Cola and Mentos. There is one particular mix that can sometimes be fatal. Blood pressure medicine can be a great thing, but when mixed with Advil/Ibuprofen it can harm your body and even give you […]

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An essential point of the infancy story of Jesus involves Herod’s paranoid attempt to destroy the recently-announced king. He sends his soldiers to Bethlehem to kill all of the male children two years old and younger (Matthew 2:16-18). Critics claim that such a savage act would have caused a considerable outcry. Why isn’t the murder […]

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Wednesday’s Column: “Third’s Words” Gary Pollard III Grace is a touchy subject. As with many other words commonly used in religious circles, it has potential to be misused or misunderstood. My hope is that this brief study on grace will shed some light on a confusing subject. First, grace is possible for all men to […]

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We know from the biblical text that the magi claimed a star had guided them to Bethlehem. We must confess from the very start that scholars do not understand the nature of the star. There are numerous suggestions. But the unlikeliest depiction is probably also the most popular. Christmas cards often depict a star hovering […]

via Twelve Days of Christmas #9: What was the Star? — Dewayne Bryant

During Christmastime, some families have a reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more commonly known as “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Children sit with curious fascination when hearing the story, while adults reminisce about hearing their parents read it years before. We imagine the jolly St. Nicholas shoehorning himself in and out of the […]

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TUESDAY COLUMN: “DALE MAIL” Dale Pollard The book of Jonah is a unique book in the Old Testament. Unlike other prophetic books, God chooses to focus on the prophet himself rather than the message being preached by him. While many lessons can be pulled from this four chapter book, there’s one in particular that we […]

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MONDAY COLUMN: “NEAL AT THE CROSS” Neal Pollard It’s the time of year when so many are buying or receiving calendars and planners or using an electronic version of the same. These can be key to organizing our lives, maximizing our time management, and strategizing ways to grow and improve in the future. Good stewardship […]

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